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Olympic flame and Australian flag in Sochi Olympic Park.

RIO 2016: The IOC is to relax regulations barring athletes from promoting non-official sponsors during the Olympic Games.

The Sochi Sliding Centre on 1 November 2012, complete and ready for the first luge test event.

The IOC has revealed the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia's Sochi made an operating profit of more than $A68.01 million.

Lornah Kiplagat of the Netherlands leads the field along Copacabana Beach during the 2008 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in Rio de Janerio, Brazil.

IOC vice-president, Australian John Coates, says preparations for the Rio Olympics are on track.

Watson back from nasty fall

27 February 2015
Callum Watson of Australia competes in the Men's Team Sprint Classic Semi Final during day 12 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

Australia's Callum Watson has matched his 72nd-place finish from 2013 in the world championship cross-country ski race.

The Rugby Sevens get their gold medals at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China on 20 August, 2014.

The National Youth Girls tournament at Narrabeen is set to boast an array of talent.

Kyrgios out of Davis Cup

27 February 2015
Nick Kyrgios of Australia plays a forehand in his quarterfinal match against Andy Murray of Great Britain during day nine of the 2015 Australian Open.

Australian No.1 Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from next week’s Davis Cup tie.

An aerial shot of Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission saw solid progress being made during its eighth visit to the 2016 host city.

Marco Bresciano (L) of Australia is challenged during their 2014 World Cup group B qualifying football match at King Abdullah Stadium in Amman, Jordan on September 11, 2012

Socceroo legend Mark Bresciano has announced his retirement from international football.

The Australia team gather for a team talk during the Women's Hockey Match between Germany and Australia on day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Riverbank Arena on July 31, 2012 in London, England.

Hockey Australia has announced a 23-athlete women’s National Senior Squad and a 16-athlete National Development Squad

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 20: Patty Mills #8, Aron Baynes #16 and Cory Joseph #5 of the San Antonio Spurs celebrate a play against the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center on January 20, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. The Spurs defeated the Nuggets 109-99. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

BASKETBALL: If Patty Mills, Joe Ingles, Dante Exum and Aron Baynes get to stand on the medal podium at next year's Rio Olympics they may think back to a quiet dinner they shared.